Bullying and Students With Disabilities: A Systematic Literature Review of Intervention Studies

David E. Houchins, Wendy Oakes, Zachary G. Johnson

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Bullying is a serious issue affecting the psychological, social, and physical well-being of students. Although a substantial amount of bullying research has been conducted with general education students, there is a paucity of experimental prevention or intervention studies specifically focused on students with disabilities. The aim of this article is twofold. First, we introduce a special issue on bullying and students with disabilities. Summaries of recent studies conducted on the bullying and students with disabilities are described. Next, we report the findings from a systematic literature review on bully intervention studies focused on students with disabilities. We identified six experimental studies meeting the search criteria. One study met all of the quality research indicators. Findings, future directions, and conclusions are discussed taking into consideration quality research indicators for evidence-based bullying prevention or intervention studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-273
Number of pages15
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • bullying
  • evidence-based practices
  • experimental studies
  • literature review
  • research quality indicators
  • student with disabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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